St. Catharines residents can enjoy concerts and a movie under the stars

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Published September 3, 2021 at 11:34 am

St. Catharines musician Joe Lapinski performs tonight in the downtown core. (Photo Joe Lapinski)

Two concerts and a movie in the park might be just what the doctor ordered for St. Catharines residents who want to think about something other than vaccinations, closures and other things related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In partnership with Niagara Artists Centre, City of St. Catharines officials are presenting two free Music in the Core concerts, scheduled for tonight (Sept. 3) and next Friday night in the downtown core. Tonight’s show features St. Catharines musician Joe Lapinski, with special guest Dave Clark, performing in the public space at 201 St. Paul St. E. from 5-8 p.m. 

The City is also hosting a Moonlight Flicks family movie event on Sept. 21 in Rennie Park, as COVID-19 restrictions are slowly being lifted. 

“We know our community has missed some of our regular summer activities, such as concerts in the park, so we’re excited to bring the community together again, in a safe way,” said St. Catharines community and events coordinator Andrea Connelly-Miele. “We hope some small in-person events will provide an opportunity for residents to enjoy some entertainment in safe and appropriate ways.” 

Next Friday night, The Postmen will perform at the downtown location, also from 5-8 p.m. That night, dubbed Box Hockey Night in STC, will also feature box hockey setups throughout the site for groups to go head-to-head against family and friends, on a drop-in basis. 

Attendance at the concerts will be limited in accordance with provincial restrictions on gathering sizes, organizers say. Those attending are also urged to observe physical distancing and wear face masks. 

Moonlight Flicks, produced in partnership with PGG Media Group, is free for families to attend. It’s described as an outdoor movie showcase under the stars and the Sept. 21 showing features Finding Nemo. Movie begins at dusk. 

Organizers urge people to bring their blankets, lawn chairs and canned goods to donate to Community Care.  

Those in attendance must follow all public health guidelines related to the pandemic, including physical distancing. 

 

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